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European Studies: Spanish Pathway with a Year Abroad

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. Must include Spanish at grade A (except for applicants to the ab initio Spanish pathway).

Access to HE Diploma

D:33,M:12,P:0

Ab initio pathway: Access to HE Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Standard pathway: Access to HE Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. In addition, an A-Level or equivalent qualification in Spanish at grade A. If you meet these grade requirements but have no academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency instead, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M2

Please note that Global Perspectives is not accepted by King’s as one of your Pre-U Principal subjects. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) will be considered. Ab initio pathway: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2 Standard pathway: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2 including grade D3 in Spanish. If you meet these grade requirements but have no academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

Ab initio pathway: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665. Standard pathway: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665 including grade 6 in Spanish. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. If you meet these grade requirements but have no academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H2,H2,H2,H2

Must include Spanish (except for applicants to the ab initio Spanish pathway).

Please see our online prospectus for further details on our BTEC entry requirements.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

Must be combined with three Scottish Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject. Ab initio pathway: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AB at Advanced Higher. Standard pathway: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AB at Advanced Higher, including Advanced Higher Spanish at grade A. If you meet these grade requirements but have no academic study of Spanish, the Diploma de Español (Nivel Superior - B2) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Spanish, if taken through the Instituto Cervantes.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B

Must be combined with two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject

UCAS Tariff

93-136

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time with time abroad | 2021

Subject

European studies

The European Studies (Spanish pathway) BA is an interdepartmental study course that allows you to study Modern Europe from a Spanish perspective. You will study the politics, history, language and contemporary culture of Spain in-depth, preparing you for the third year where you will be taught and examined at a Spanish institution. Our current partner is the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Key benefits
- No prior knowledge of Spanish is required for the ab initio version of this pathway, you will learn the language from scratch.

- Taught by research-active, multi-national team of academics with the opportunity to specialise in particular fields or politics, government and nation.

- Your third year will be spent studying abroad providing you with excellent opportunities to engage in Spanish culture and society.

- Opportunities to take part in a broad range of extra-curricular events, from lectures by visiting speakers to the student-organised annual ‘European Week’ where you will debate contemporary issues.

- You will develop analytical and presentational skills valued by employers, leading to careers in politics, diplomacy, administrations, business and journalism.

- Enjoy an unrivalled range of contacts with cultural institutes, libraries, international firms and government agencies.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

King's College London, University of London

Department:

European and International Studies

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
European studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in language and area studies

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
54%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

72%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
50%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

22%
UK students
78%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in language and area studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,750
high
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
70%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
14%
Media professionals
11%
Artistic, literary and media occupations

This is a fairly broad but rare subject and just over 200 UK graduates gained a degree in this area in 2015. Most of the degrees were offered by Cambridge. Most went into work when they graduated, but over a quarter of graduates went on to take a further qualification, with law, translation and teaching the most common. Graduates who went into work are broadly spread across a range of jobs — there's not many jobs other than teaching you can point to and say 'this is what European Studies graduates are particularly likely to go into', although finance, teaching, marketing and the arts and media feature strongly - the subject gives a broad range of skills and you can get a wide variety of jobs with it.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Languages and area studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£27k

£27k

£32k

£32k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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